Sunday, 15 March 2015

World Consumer Rights Day was established on 15 March 1983 to promote consumer rights around the world.

In a speech in South Africa in 1890 Mahatma Gandhi said this:

“A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider of our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to do so.” Thus a Consumer is the King of the market. Identifying this importance, every year on 15 March we observe World Consumer Rights Day ( WCRD).

If a consumer is offered inferior products, if prices are exorbitant, if drugs are unsafe or worthless, if the consumer is unable to choose on an informed basis, then his Rupee is wasted, his health and safety may be threatened, and national interest suffers it will create a negative impact in today’s scenario. WCRD is an opportunity to promote the basic rights of all consumers, for demanding that those rights are respected and protected, and for protesting the market abuses and social injustices which undermine them. In India Consumer Protection Act 1986, is established in support to safeguard consumer’s rights.

8 Basic Rights under the Act are:
1. The right to safety
2. The right to be informed
3. The right to choose
4. The right to be heard
5. The right to satisfaction of basic needs
6. The right to redress
7. The right to consumer education
8. The right to a healthy environment.

Real life implementation of the rights:

In recent times, in real estate sector, many builders in Delhi NCR are delaying the possession of their residential projects. The buyers have to bear double cost: one of EMI, secondly rent cost. They can are now filing a civil suit for the infringement of their agreement. Going further they can also file the petition before the District or State Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission under Consumer Protection Act and can call for compensation against delay and can also call for the allotment of house in an alternative sight.

In the case of Sahara Housing Project, many consumers were ordered by the commission for the allotment of alternative sites after it was found that the Sahara is delaying its projects unnecessary for the last four years.

The day is organized by Consumers International (CI), which is the world federation of consumer groups that serves as the only independent and authoritative global voice for consumers and was founded in 1960. Currently it has over 250 member organizations in 120 countries around the world.

The Theme for WCRD 2015 is Healthy diets. Unhealthy diets are linked to overweight and obesity, high blood pressure, high blood glucose and high cholesterol. It really is time the world wake up to the price of unhealthy diets.

As part of a package of measures required protecting and promoting healthy diets, CI is calling for mandatory -

1. Reduce Salt Consumption: CI is calling for the introduction of national targets for the gradual reduction of salt content in processed foods and for education, communication and public awareness programmes to encourage a reduction in salt intake.

2. Reducing sugar consumption: CI is calling for the introduction of national targets for the gradual reduction of sugar content in processed foods and for the use of fiscal tools to encourage a reduction in consumption of high sugar products.

3. Nutrition labeling on pre-packaged foods: CI is calling for mandatory, nationally-standardized nutrition labeling on all pre-packaged food and beverages in all countries. This should include the provision of interpretive, front-of-pack nutrition labeling that empowers consumers to make healthy food choices quickly and easily.

4. Healthy Food In Schools: CI is calling for schools to be free from unhealthy food marketing; the provision of safe, free drinking water in all schools; rules on nutritional content of food sold in canteens, vending machines etc; purchasing and commissioning activities to promote the consumption of healthier foods and limit the consumption of unhealthy foods.

Thus in 2015, WCRD is aiming to overcome one of the most dangerous crisis i.e Food Crisis. We as students should also pledge to work towards consuming healthy food and keeping our mind and body healthy.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

You are a Woman “Make It Happen"

Women are leaders everywhere you look -- from the CEO who runs a Fortune 500 company to the housewife who raises her children and heads her household. Our country was built by strong women and we will continue to break down walls and defy stereotypes." — Nancy Pelosi

Finally, feminism is growing some teeth. This year, International Women’s Day is themed “Make It Happen,” a much-needed call to get cracking on a few of the biggest issues for women around the globe. It’s a message echoed by Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who recently posted a video message urging countries to “step it up” for gender equality, so that the world will be 50/50 by 2030. In 2015, “awareness” is out — action is in.

No Country Has Reached Gender Equality Says UN. And it’s about time. The “awareness”-based solutions for problems facing women generate a lot of Twitter activity, but little genuine change. The last year was full of online discussion of feminist issues, from #yesallwomen to #rapecultureiswhen to #whyistayed, which help inform the public and give voice to survivors. But raising awareness is only the first step — in order to create an equal world for women; we need real policy change, and lots of it. Legislative changes won’t be popular with everyone, not even with all women. But the international community is finally starting to see that awareness is simply not enough.

We will learn more about some of the tangible goals for the next few decades of women’s advancement later this week, at the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women, which is celebrating 20 years since the famous Beijing Platform for Action. If you’re not up on your UN history, that was where Hillary Clinton famously said “women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights” in 1995.

Here’s a brief look at some of the big improvements that have been made for women since Beijing. There are still major obstacles for women: violence against women is still a pandemic, too few women are in leadership roles and most workplaces don’t make enough accommodations for working mothers, especially in the India & United States. But there have been some brief glimmers of progress, evidence that when we commit to global action for women, we actually can move the needle toward greater gender equality.

The UN theme for International Women's Day 2015 is "Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!" Governments and activists around the world will commemorate the 20th anniversary year of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, an historic road-map that sets the agenda for realizing women's rights. The International Woman’s Day theme for 2015 is ‘Make It Happen’ with a dedicated hash-tag for social media.

Here are some stats that will make your day (according to UN Women website):

1) Education: Since 1995, we've reached a point where girls and boys worldwide are enrolling in primary school at almost equal rates. That is a huge step forward. The next step is secondary school, where the gender gap widens again.
2) Maternal Mortality: In the last 25 years, maternal mortality has dropped by 45%, which means that half of the women who survive childbirth today wouldn't have made it in a different time. But there’s still more work to do — 800 women a day die from basic pregnancy complications, mostly in the developing world.
3) Water access: Water is an important issue for women, since in many developing countries girls are responsible for fetching water, a task so time-consuming and difficult that it can keep them out of school or put them in danger of being attacked. Between 1990 and 2010, 2 billion people gained access to clean drinking water, relieving the burden of water-fetching from girls. Still, in Sub-Saharan Africa, women spend 16 million hours for day getting water.

4) Leadership: Since 1995, the number of women serving in legislatures has nearly doubled — but that still only translates to 22% of politicians worldwide.
There’s still much more to do, especially when it comes to getting women into leadership roles and stopping violence against women. But the advances in health and education since 1995 have been striking. It means we should take heart — even if there’s a lot more work to do, progress is possible. It’s already happened, and we can make it happen again.
The technology field is notorious for a gender gap, as men outnumber women 7 to 3 in jobs despite the fact that the women make up 57 percent of the work force.
“Where women are included, you’re more likely to have democracy; you’re more likely to have stability and prosperity,” said Hillary Clinton at a technology conference last month, reports The Guardian. “It’s not just a nice thing to do.”
“We can literally count on one hand the number of women who have actually been able to come here and turn their dreams into billion-dollar businesses,” added Clinton. “We’re going backward in a field that is supposed to be all about moving forward.”

Companies like Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, and Yahoo have come out to admit their gender gaps (and where they lack racial diversity) which helps start the dialogue about gender inequality. While progress is being made, reaching gender equality around the world will take a very long time. According to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the head of U.N. Women, it will take 81 years for a girl born today to have equal chances of being a CEO and 50 years for equal chances of being a nation's leader.

"No industry or country can reach its full potential until women reach their full potential. This is especially true of science and technology, where women with a surplus of talent still face a deficit of opportunity." Sheryl Sandberg

Google has also celebrated International Women's Day with a doodle presenting women in high achieving roles as astronauts, scientists, athletes, teachers, musicians, chefs and writers – roles that were once reserved solely for men.

This year’s theme is ‘make it happen’ and aims to encourage effective action for advancing and recognizing women. It focuses on women in different professional sectors; the arts, female-owned businesses, in senior leadership roles, and all aspects of working environments where gender parity has still not been achieved.

When International Women’s day is celebrated?
International Women's Day (IWD), also called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation, and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended the culture of many countries, primarily in Europe, especially those in the Soviet Bloc.

In some regions, the day lost its political flavor, and became simply an occasion for men to express their love for women in a way somewhat similar to a mixture of Mother's Day and Valentine's Day. In other regions, however, the political and human rights theme designated by the United Nations runs strong, and political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner. Some people celebrate the day by wearing purple ribbons. On this special day, celebrate life.

"Remember the dignity of your womanhood. Do not appeal, do not beg, do not grovel. Take courage, join hands, stand besides us, fight with us." Christabel Pankhurst

As busy women with school/ jobs/ kids/ demanding partners/ demanding cats/ a million little things to do each and every single day, it's rare that we take the time congratulate ourselves on being really bloody great. But we are. Take a break from your busy schedule. Let your hair down, have fun and do what your heart says. Coz today is your day. Have a great Women’s Day! Baba Farid Group of Institutions wish all the women a very very happy International Women’s day and wishes them good luck for their future endeavors.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

The Placement Crusade on the Go!!!

40 students of BFGI got recruited at Leading companies

Baba Farid Group of Institution is such a revolutionary institution in Malwa region wherein scholarly activity and innovations are always appreciated and encouraged. BFGI is providing countless opportunities and exposure to all the students for their personality development and enhancement of the talent. Baba Farid Group of Institutions held a campus placement drive for its Students where renowned companies including Infosys, IDS Infotech, Hi-Tech Point, Airsoft Infosys paid a fecund visit to the campus.

Maintaining its tradition to make all its students employable another effort of BFGI showed a great success for its students. Infosys hired 15 students of Baba Farid College, BFGI. These selections were based on their key technical skills as well as highly effective communication skills. HR Head of Infosys conducted a written Test and personal Interview.

Infosys is a global leader in consulting, technology, and outsourcing solutions. Infosys enables clients in more than 50 countries to outperform the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. With US$8.25bn in FY14 revenues and 165,000+ employees, they provide enterprises with strategic insights on what lies ahead. Globally, Infosys have 73 sales and marketing offices and 93 development centers.

Baba Farid College (BFC) has successfully placed 22 students of BBA in leading companies like IDS Infotech, Hi-Tech Point, Airsoft Infosys. BFC has been getting attraction of large corporate houses not only from Punjab but from other states as well. The institute has always succeeded in accomplishing the objectives of providing knowledge and professionalism to its students and has managed to meet the expectations of students as well as corporate houses.

The recruitment process of the companies included Aptitude Test that had four sections namely: Quantitative, Verbal Ability, General Reasoning and Computer Knowledge. The students, fully charged up with enthusiasm and confidence, reached at the venue. The panel asked the technical questions from various fields including Human Resources, Marketing, Finance etc. The panel really appreciated the level of understanding of students with regards to the latest developments in the Business World and the way students quoted the examples from the routine and established a connection with the theoretical aspects. However, the other companies took their Personal Interview in the college campus. Finally 22 students were offered placements out of which 12 got placements in Hi-Tech Point, 8 in IDS Infotech and 2 in Airsoft Infosys. It is worth mentioning that 7 students of BBA had been recruited by HDFC Bank earlier and 6 students have got multiple offers in this Placement season.

 Pardeep Kaura, Deputy Director, Academics, BFGI congratulated all the selected students and Training & placement department and said, “I am extremely happy with the efforts of training and Placement department. It’s became possible because of the efforts made by BFGI by collaborating with Microsoft, SAP, Oracle, HCL being more”.

Chairman, BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal congratulated all the gems of BFGI and their parents for their success & while expressing his happiness said, “The credit of this success goes to the students as well as their teachers who are continuously providing knowledge to the students as per the innovative teaching methodologies adopted in BFGI campus.”

Mr. Dhaliwal mentioned, “We have dedicated this year for the Skill Development of our students and our main aim is to align their skill set with the requirements of Industries. To sharpen their skill we focus primarily on Trainings, Seminars on personality development and communication skills. I congratulate all the students for getting placed in reputed organizations and wish them all the best for their bright career ahead.”

Mr. Dhaliwal further added, “We have examined that loads of students are lacking far behind in skills, be it communication or technical, so we are establishing a skill development center inside the premises of BFGI to train our students well so that we can meet with the demands of present industries and to make all our students employable in big companies like Infosys. BFGI is the 1st educational institution of Punjab to establish Skill Development Center with the initial amount worth Rs. 20 crores. Students are also given high quality education, huge infrastructure and modern facilities at BFGI.” He hopes other students to bag jobs in big companies too & to make BFGI shine like a diamond.”

BFGI will take such initiatives in future as well to ensure 100% placement to all its students by calling renowned companies at its doorstop thus creating tremendous prospectus for its students.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

BFGI Organized 1st Ever Global Summit of the Region

India’s First ever High End Skill Development Centre in Higher Education coming up at BFGI

 Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI) is one of the premier educational institutions situated in north India at Bathinda, Punjab. BFGI nurtures more than 10,000 students in the field of Engineering, Management, Commerce, Arts, Science, Computers, IT, Humanities, Agriculture and other professional courses. BFGI has been putting its earnest efforts since last few years in the field of education to eradicate unemployment. The journey that started way back in 1993 from a primary school to Baba Farid Group of Institutions in 2015 has been absolutely great and fruitful for BFGI. Associated with some of the greatest multinational companies of the World that include Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, HP, HCL, Nokia to name the few, BFGI is the only institution in the region having associations with almost all the major industrial bodies of the Country that includes FICCI, CII, ASSOCHAM, PHD Chamber, AIMA, NASSCOM and many more. The goal of these collaborations for BFGI is to build sustainable, multidimensional relationships, partnerships that enhance the opportunities for students of BFGI to study, research & be employable in any part of the World.
BFGI recently organized the global summit on Industry-Academia Interface in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industries. This summit was in line with the "SKILL INDIA" which is one of the crucial theme of "Make in India" campaign launched by our Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, to bring Industry and Academia on the common platform to discuss some of the key issues and challenges related to Skill Development.

 Industry Leaders, CEO's, Experts, Visionaries, Researchers and Top educationists from throughout the world attended the event and addressed the key issues, challenges, opportunities and threats related to Education, Skill Development and Employability. BFGI has been doing earnest efforts since last few years in bringing Industry and Academia closer and for that after years of research BFGI came up with its unique Industry-Academia Interface model that was launched at this Global Summit. The purpose of this model is to eradicate unemployment from the country. The major threat of Industry is skilled manpower and the major threat of academia is placements. This model addresses both these key issues. BFGI would soon be submitting this model to honourable Prime Minister of India for his review and further implementation of the same in Indian Higher Education System.

It’s often seen that summits on education, skills and employability are being organized in tier 1 cities however this was the first time that this type of Summit was organized in Educational Institution and that too not in the main stream city but in the small town like Bathinda, Punjab. The very fact that these types of summits have now come out from the main stream cities to the remotest parts of the country is a sign that we have come out from mere policy making & discussions to the execution in real sense and eradication of the major threat of the country i.e Unemployment.

Chief Guest of Global Summit organized by BFGI was Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal. Honorable CM, Mr. Badal congratulated Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal Chairman Baba Farid Group of Institutions, Bathinda Punjab on his Success. Mr. Badal said that, “I believe no other institution in Punjab can perform as well as Baba Farid Group of Institutions is performing. I feel highly honoured to be the part of BFGI’s Global Summit. I prefer attending the events wherein people make huge efforts for the development of not only education sector but of whole country. It’s commendable that BFGI has prepared its ‘Unique Industry Academia Interface Model’ to eradicate the problem of unemployment which will surely reduce the problem of drug addiction of our country  which people get indulged into due to the stress of being unemployed.” He committed to acknowledge and honour Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal on coming Independence Day for all his great efforts he is making to develop educational sector. Mr. Badal was extremely happy with the arrangement of the institution; he praised the management, infrastructure and the efforts of BFGI.

On this occasion, Hon’ble CM Mr. Badal kept the foundation stone of India’s First ever Innovative and High End Skill Development Centre which is established in BFGI campus in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with the initial cost of 20 crores. As a part of this Skill Development Centre BFGI would be establishing live workshops\labs and service centres in association with different industries to give students hands on exposure before entering the job market. Companies like Whirlpool, LG, Godrej, Bosch, Carnation and many others have already shown positive consent to BFGI for establishing their service centres at BFGI.

Inaugurating this Summit and welcoming the guests, Chairman, BFGI, Mr Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal said that, “This summit is the result of enormous collective efforts of dignitaries and experts from Industry, Academia, Industrial Associations and Government bodies. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all the Distinguished Guests and eminent personalities present in the summit who have come all the way from different locations to attend this Global Summit. It’s an honor for us to have your esteemed presence in this remote location and this gives us strength and confidence for the steps that we are taking towards Education, Skill Development and Employability. I am happy to reveal that we have successfully signed MOU’s with 25 companies and have a target of signing 100 MOU’s in 2015 “. He also discussed the Unique Industry-Academia Interface model that BFGI has developed after years of research to eradicate the problem of Unemployment from our Country.

It’s also worth mentioning that the Global Summit was inaugurated by the Chairman and Managing Director of National Fertilizer Limited (NFL), Ms. Neeru Abrol by lighting the auspicious lamp. The guest of Honour was Mr. R.K. Verma (IAS), Secretary, Technical Education & Industrial Training, Vice Chancellor, Punjab Technical University. The Keynote Speaker of Global Summit was Mr. Silvano Storti, Chairman & Managing Director; WTT India Pvt. Ltd, Regional Director of PHD chamber, Mr. Dalip Sharma gave the vote of thanks during the event.

 On Global Summit the list of speakers who have enlightened the topic “Education, Skill Development and Employability” includes Mr. Silvano Storti, Chairman & Managing Director - WTT India Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Darpan Kapoor, Chairman - CII, Chandigarh Council and Vice Chairman - Kapsons, Mr. Ramesh Vinayak, Resident Editor - Hindustan Times, Mr. Narendra Mohapatra CEO - Electronics Sector Skill Council and Dr. Prem Kumar, Director Projects - BML Munjal University. The panel was concluded by defining the strategies required to make skill development possible particularly in the area of higher education and by defining the efforts required by Industry and academia to make the students employable.

The list of panellists of afternoon session on the topic “Aligning Curriculum with National Skill Qualification Framework” includes Mr. David Wittenberg, Founder of University 4.0, Ms. Meghna Sharma, Consultant - NSDA, Govt. Of India, Prof. (Dr.) A.S. Chawla, Dean Academic Affairs - Punjabi University, Patiala,  Dr. Prem Kumar, Director Projects - BML Munjal University and Mr. Vishal Jindal, CEO - Khwaspuria Advisory Pvt. Ltd. (Assessment Body). The panel discussion touched upon how the curriculum and courses taught in Educational Institutions/Universities can be aligned to the National Occupational Standards developed by NSDC and various Sector Skill Councils on the basis of National Skill Qualification Framework developed by NSDA, govt. of India.

The panel discussion on the topic ‘Evaluation and Certification of Skills in Higher Education” was done by Mr. Ravi Kumar, Company Secretary - NSDC, Mr. Harpreet Brar, Vice President, Plumbing Sector Skill Council, Mr. Vivek Pandit, Vice President - IL & FS, Prof, (Dr.) P.K. Tulsi, Dean R & D, Education & Education Management Department, NITTR. The panel discussion focused upon our week system of evaluation and certification of skills(particularly in higher education) of existing students pursuing their degrees and how should Industry, Academia and Government come and work together to strengthen this system so that our students can be absorbed by the industry upon acquiring the necessary skills as required by industry.

The list of panellists on day 2 of Global Summit on the topic ‘Funding Opportunities for Promoting R & D and Skill Development at Self Financed Institutions/Universities includes Prof. (Dr.) A.S. Chawla, Dean Academic Affairs - Punjabi University, Patiala, Mr. Chandra Mohan, Advisor/Scientist G - Ministry of Science and Technology, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Dr. Gyan Prakash Yadav, Assistant Director, AICTE, Dr. Nikhil K. Sachan, Education Officer, UGC, Ministry of H.R.D., Govt. of India, and Ms. Mayuri Misra, Program Manager, NFCSR, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India. The session deliberated on innovative ways of attracting / involving different bodies (Government, Industry and Research Institutions) for funding the self financed Educational Institutions / Universities for research and development. As a part of this session suggestions were made to UGC and AICTE that like DST, DRDO and other such funding agencies in India and abroad there should be no disparity in allocation of funds for promotion of R&D and Skill Development in self-financed institutions vis-a-vis other government institutions. Also there should be more focus and stress given to R&D to improve the quality of our education system

Overall the Global Summit organized by Baba Farid Group of Institution was a huge success as it was the first time in the region that such an initiative was taken by an Educational Institution. The summits on Skills and Education generally focus upon the problems in our Education System; however this Global Summit focused on the solutions to those problems, solution to the biggest threat of Industry i.e. shortage of Skilled Manpower, solution to the biggest threat of academia i.e. placements and solution to the biggest problem of our nation i.e. Unemployment. The innovative and unique Industry-Academia Interface model launched at the Global Summit and the Skill Development Centre inaugurated during the summit with initial cost of 20 crores in association with NSDC will set the new benchmarks for the Indian Education System. It is certainly an integrated approach to bridge the gap between industry and academia that provides win-win situation for all the stakeholders i.e. industry, academia, government and students. Congratulations to the team BFGI for the grand success of this mega event!!!

Monday, 9 February 2015

3rd International Fest of BFGI, Vibgyor 2015 Gave a Bang to Audiences

More than 1 Lac people visited the biggest fest of the region    
The 3rd International fest of Baba Farid Group of Institutions started with a boom. The much awaited Annual International Fest –Vibgyor-2015 (in association with PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry) marked its opening with huge excitement and enthusiasm at Baba Farid Group of Institutions (BFGI). VIBGYOR15 was inaugurated by Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and Member of Parliament from Bathinda, Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal by lighting the traditional lamp. MANTAR SINGH BRAR (Chief Parliament secretary, DR.BASANT GARG (I.A.S Bathinda), INDERMOHAN S (S.S.P), Mr. Damanjeet Singh Maan, SDM, Mr. Varinder Sharma, ADC, Dr. Sardool Singh Grewal, Vice President, BFGI, Director, BFGI, Mr. Sukhdev Singh Pakka and Director, BFGI, Mr. Hemraj Sharma also made their presence.

Chairman and Managing Director, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal thanked all the Chief Guests who gave their precious time to Vibgyor 2015 and while welcoming all the guests and visitors said that, “The motive behind Vibgyor15 is to spread the technology, management and cultural knowledge of various countries to students and common people. He added, “More than 200 students bagged university position in various field including academics, sports, cultural and technological. All the students were rewarded on the stage. He discussed the importance of these events and about ‘GLOBAL SUMMIT’ as well which the major part of Vibgyor 2015. The topic of ‘Global Summit’ was “INDUSTRIAL ACADEMIA INTERFACE” AND “SKILL DEVELOPMENT CENTRE.”

The Chief Guest of Vibgyor 2015 Mrs. Harsimrat Kaur Badal at first thanked Mr. Gurmeet Singh, chairman BFGI for giving her the great opportunity to visit an institution like BFGI and said that, “Vibgyor 2015 Fest organized by BFGI is highly appreciable. This fest keeps the youth updated about the ongoing and upcoming technology of the world. The principals and teachers of various schools and colleges came to BFGI to enjoy the biggest fest of Malwa region.” Mrs. Badal, also Congratulated Mr. Dhaliwal, for establishing an institute which provides loads of opportunity to its students. Mrs. Badal kept the foundation stone of Baba Farid School of International Studies as well.
Students of IIT, IIM, Universities, Engineering Colleges, Polytechnic, Management and schools & Arts colleges from Northern region participated in numerous technical and non-technical events in the International Fest.

In Technoworld the students of IIT, IIM and Universities participated, in which competitions like Robo Empire, Clash of Robos, Robo soccer, Extreme Warrior (Heavy weight 60kg), Sumo Warrior (Light Weight), Line Follower, Pole Accelerator, Bursting Throttle, Pole Escalator, Project Mania and having students from esteemed technical Institutions showcasing their talent. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Buta Singh, Dean Academics, Punjab Technical University.  Mr. Buta Singh while praising the models presented by students said, “All the models shown by students are commendable. I have rarely seen such amazing models in any institution. I am highly impressed and motivated today by all the participants.”

Magnet which includes a plethora of exciting and thrilling non-technical events like: Ad Mad Show, Fashionista (Fashion Show), Face Painting, T-Shirt Painting, Biz- Craft, Biz-Quiz and Head Scratch etc were also held.

Apart from these activities, students presented different science projects under Science Mania wherein live working projects were presented by the students from whole Punjab. Themes for Science Mania were Environment and Waste Management, Energy Resources & Conservation and Telecommunication & Information Technology. Students from various states presented amazing solo western dances as well.

On the lines of Metropolitan cities a Biz Show was organized wherein International and National Companies had showcased their product on the same platform. PHD Chambers played a vital role in BIZ Show. It was the single shopping spot for shopaholics wherein numerous products were seen at one particular place. Likewise every time numerous cars and motorcycles were showcased under ’Auto Expo’ exhibition by National and International companies. Like this in Agri-Expo many national and International companies exhibited their modern machinery.

Apart from these activities an International Book Fair for was also organized to fetch the instincts of literature lovers from various regions came. National Book Trust was a special part for books presentation along with NBT, SKY International (Delhi), Punjabi University Publications Bureau etc has taken part in Book Fair. The International book Fair was inaugurated by Hon’ble chairman of BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal. On this event, Ms. Paramjeet kaur Dhaliwal (Director Admin, BFGI) was present. Book lovers were present in huge numbers to satisfy their literary interests.

Dog Show has stolen the heart this tome with more than 200 entries. Numerous breeds including pug, lebra, rottweiler etc participated in the show and entertained all the audiences with their exceptional talent.

An Amusement Park consisting of all the ongoing Adventure sports like marry go round, giant wheel, amazing swings etc. entertained the students and spectators. Traditional Marshal Art of Punjab ’Gatka’ was shown to the audience. Audiences were amazed after seeing the exceptional stunts. Vibgyor-2015 will also give a touch of Spirituality through Gatka, which is an ancient martial art thoroughly battle-tested and has existed in northern India for many thousands of years.

Indian Army showcased various tank, missiles and other army equipments in an exhibition. Different competitions including Dance, Malwai Giddha, Chorography, Skits, Western Dance, Bhangra, being more entertained the visitors all day long. More than 30,000 people visited the International Fest Vibgyor 2015.

For the tang of the visitor's numerous international brands came in the campus with Food Court like Chinese, South Indian & Punjabi. Café Coffee Day (CCD), Pizza Hut being more robbed the heart of the visitors through their delicious and extremely yummy dishes.

This time Baba Farid Group of Institutions has organized the first ever Global Summit of this region. The summit was on very pertinent theme “Industry Academia Interface” which has focused on filling the gap between industry’s need and the academic aspirations to skilled manpower. ‘Unique Industry Academia Interface Model’ prepared by BFGI was launched during the event.

Chief Guest of Vibgyor 2015 on 1st February 2015 was Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal. Chairman, BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal welcomed Chief Guest of the event Mr. Parkash Singh Badal.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal congratulated Mr. Dhaliwal on his Success. Mr. Badal said that, “I believe no other institution in Malwa Region can perform as well as Baba Farid Group of Institutions is performing. I feel highly honoured to be the part of BFGI’s Global Summit. I prefer attending the events wherein people make huge efforts for the development of not only education sector but of whole country. It’s commendable that BFGI has prepared its ‘Unique Industry Academia Interface Model’ to eradicate the problem of unemployment which will surely reduce the problem of drug addiction of our country  which people get indulged into due to the stress of being unemployed.” He committed to acknowledge and honour Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal on coming Independence Day for all his great efforts he is making to develop educational sector. Mr. Badal was extremely happy with the arrangement of the institution; he praised the management, infrastructure and the efforts of BFGI.

Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal kept the foundation stone of India’s First ever Innovative Skill Development Centre which is establishing in BFGI campus in association with National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) with the initial cost worth Rs. 20 crores.

Chairman, BFGI, Mr Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal said that, “I am happy to reveal that we have successfully signed MOU’s with 25 companies and have a target of signing 100 more MOU’s in 2015. It’s great that more than 30 delegates with expertise became the part of Global Summit and shared their valuable opinions. I am sure that whole Malwa Region will feel pride as our university will be such wherein students will get assurance for employability. It would be an innovative university with a different curriculum for the students wherein the students’ skill evaluation will be done by industry experts.“

Report of the Global Summit was presented by the Dean, R & D, BFGI, Dr. Manish Gupta addressed by Hon’ble Minister of Industries & Commerece, Technical Education and Industrial Training, Guest of Honour, Mr. Madan Mohan Mittal, Address by Hon’ble President, Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Punjab, Mr. Kamal Sharma presiding over Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab and Chief Guest of the event Mr. Parkash Singh Badal. Vote of Thanks was given by Hon’ble Chief Parliament Secretary, Government of Punjab, Mr. Mantar Singh Brar. Chief Guest of the event Hon’ble Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr. Parkash Singh Badal and Chairman, BFGI, Mr. Gurmeet Singh Dhaliwal done the valedictory ceremony at Vibgyor 2015.

The Live Performances of all the renowned Punjabi Singers gave a hit to all the viewers. Punjabi Singers, Jassi Gill, Prabh Gill, Babbal Rai, Kaur B and Roshan Prince kick-started International Fest Vibgyor 2015 with their singing performances with a medley. People were found deeply lost into the rhythms and ambience of the Live Show organized by BFGI in association with CrossBlade. Gurdas Maan the renowned Punjabi singer mesmerized the audience with his scintillating performance for a medley of hit songs from his albums and films. Mr. Maan gave a phenomenal performance for the song "Dil Da Mamala Hai'. Jassi Gill Singer and actor robbed the heart of thousands of girls by giving mind boggling live performance by singing his all lovely songs. Vibgyor 2015 concluded well with the gathering of 1 Lacs visitor.